1 Data have been adjusted to fiscal year 2009 dollars. See Appendix A: Methodology and Technical Notes for more information on inflation-adjusted data.
2 Current expenditures include expenditures for the day-to-day operation of schools and school districts (salaries, benefits, supplies, and purchased services) for public elementary and secondary education. They exclude expenditures for construction, equipment, property, debt services, and programs outside of public elementary and secondary education such as adult education and community services.
3 Instruction expenditures include activities related to the interaction between teachers and students. Salaries and benefits for teachers and teacher aides, textbooks, supplies and purchased services are included. These expenditures also include expenditures relating to extracurricular and co-curricular activities.